Welcome to the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Welcome to the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

Our mission is to advance public and private action on climate change through rigorous, innovative research into economics and policy

We achieve this by bringing together some of the world's leading researchers, from many different disciplines. Find out more about what we do...|


Photograph of UN flagsCountries should not use ‘burden-sharing’ to determine cuts in greenhouse gas emissions|
11 December. Negotiations about a new international climate change agreement are focusing too much on trying to share the burden of cuts in greenhouse gas emissions



Photograph of Lord Nicholas Stern Chair of CCCEPNicholas Stern calls for new approach by governments to climate change talks
|8 December. Governments should not insist that an agreement be an internationally legally-binding treaty


Photograph of Andy Gouldson Director of CCCEPTougher government attitudes on climate change key to business action|
3 December. A new study shows that while higher prices have forced change, stronger policy action has prompted British retailers to move faster than their US counterparts to reduce greenhouse emissions


Photograph of pile of newspapers with climate change headlines © Lilli Day / istockphoto.comNew report finds that cities could cut the world’s energy-related carbon emissions by 34% at no net cost
|1 December. Study of the cities of Leeds (UK), Kolkata (India), Lima (Peru), Johor Bahru (Malaysia) and Palembang (Indonesia) found that a number of cost-effective, low-carbon developments could cut global energy-related emissions by more than a third.


Photograph lecture audience credit Nigel Stead

Scientists debate the future of climate science and policy|
Download presentations given by lead authors of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Synthesis Report at this panel discussion event held at the University of Leeds. 

ESRC - Economic and Social Research Council|Living With Environmental Change|